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Annual South Carolina sales tax holiday begins August 5

(Source South Carolina Department of Revenue) (Source South Carolina Department of Revenue)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - South Carolina's annual sales tax holiday runs from August 5 to 7 this year.

The sales tax holiday weekend will take place Friday, August 5 at 12:01 a.m. and end Sunday August 7 at midnight.

Shoppers will benefit from an exemption of the 6 percent state sales tax and any applicable local taxes on the purchase of school supplies during the annual sales tax holiday

Additionally, shoppers saving roughly $4 million over the course of the weekend, the Sales Tax Holiday benefits in-state businesses by encouraging taxpayers do their back-to-school shopping in South Carolina.

During this time, sales tax will not be imposed on items such as school supplies, shoes, clothing, book bags, computers, printers, bedspreads and linens. Nonexempt items include the sale of jewelry, cosmetics, furniture, eye-wear or items placed on layaway, according to the State of South Carolina Department of Revenue.

For more information about this year’s Sales Tax Holiday and a list of exempt items, visit the South Carolina Department of Revenue's website, or view the document below:

For a list of Horry County School supplies list click here.

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